Lara Dutta XXX

Date of Birth
16 April 1978, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Height
5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Biography
Lara Dutta was born in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on April 16, 1978. Her father L.K. Dutta is a retired Wing Commander and mother is a British national named Jennifer Puddi. Lara has two sisters, one of whom serves in the Indian Air Force, and she is the cousin of famed composer and DJ Nitin Sawhney.

When she was young, Dutta family shifted to Banglore in 1981. She grew up there and did her schooling. She attended St.Francis Xavier Girl's High School till 10th standard and then joined Frank Anthony Public School for her higher secondary course. After completing her school, she later graduated in economics with a minor in communications from Bombay University at Bangalore. She was interested in modeling and at the age of 16, she moved to Mumbai to realize her dream. There she became a successful print and ramp models. She was then selected for Gladrags' annual modeling competition and she won the contest. She then got the opportunity to participate in 1997 Miss Intercontinental pageant, and she won the contest there too.

When she came back, she was offered many modeling assignments and ad campaigns for [products like Synergie, Ceat, Coke and Sprite which made her popular. She then participated in Miss Femina India contest and won the title which made her way clear for her participation to the Miss Universe Contest (2000) in Cyprus, Venezuela.

She won the Miss Universe title (2000) earned the name beauty with brain. The jury gave her 9.99 marks which was the highest score ever scored by an individual in the history of Miss Universe contest. She became the second Indian to win the title, first being the Sushmita Sen (1994).

Career in Movie

With prestigious titles in hand, she was soon flooded with plenty of lucrative offers from Bollywood. Her debut film was Andaaz. She got Filmfare Best Female Debut Award for Andaaz. The film fared well at box office and its music was hit. Her next movie was Mumbai Se Aya Mera Dost, which too was hit and her role was appreciated in both the movies. In 2006, she starred in the comedy, Bhagam Bhag which did well at the box office. In 2007 her first release was Shaad Ali's Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, but that movie was not rated well in India but it received good response from overseas viewers, minly from the people of the UK. Her box office hits include Masti (2004), Kaal (2005), No Entry (2005) and Partner (2007).

She has efficiently managed her professional and social life. She participated in various AIDS related events and worked along with the UNFPA. As the reigning Miss Universe, she traveled across the world on behalf of the Miss Universe organisation to promote their official cause of building AIDS/HIV awareness. After finishing her reign, Lara returned to school to complete her MBA in marketing and communications.
It is not a secret that Lara Dutta is a beauty with brains. This was demonstrated when she scored the highest possible marks in the history of the Miss Universe Contest. After this she was crowned Miss Universe 2000, making history as not only the most beautiful but also the most intelligent young woman to wear this crown in the history of Miss Universe.

Lara was born in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, on April 16, 1978. Her dad is retired Wing Commander L.K. Dutta and her mother is Jennifer Dutta. Lara has two sisters, one of whom serves in the Indian Air Force, and is the cousin of Nitin Sawhney.

In 1981 the Dutta family re-located to Bangalore, and she was enrolled in St. Francis Xavier Girls' High School where she studied till her 10th Standard, and later did her First Year and Second Year Junior College at the Frank Anthony Public School. After graduating from school, she then went on to earn a degree in Economics from Bombay University. She is fluent in both Hindi and English.

In 1997 Lara enrolled and subsequently won the Miss Gladrags competition, leading her to represent India at the Miss Intercontinental, and thereafter being crowned Miss Universe in 2000 in Cyprus, making her the second Indian to win this prestigious award.

After completing her Miss Universe commitments, she received several offers from Bollywood movie makers, and starred in Andaaz in 2003, which won her considerable recognition, and she subsequently won the best female debut award from Femina.

Thereafter, most of her movies failed to make a mark at the box office, however, she did become popular and a household name. Some of the movies she is remembered for are 'Masti', 'No Entry, 'Kaal', 'Partner', Hey Baby' amongst others.

She is also known for her sense of humor, and a talent for writing. She has now announced that she will writing scripts, and hopes that one day someone from Bollywood will make flicks out of them.
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